silver spork social: denver's supper club takes off
last friday, i had the unique opportunity to photograph a silver spork social event, hosted by paul laurie. paul and i met through little owl coffee shop in downtown denver, where i showed my interest in attending a spork dinner. not knowing what to expect but having experience in helping host dinner parties with my sister in brooklyn, i was absolutely blown away.
chef cody penton (formerly of denver's session kitchen and now at village cork in capitol hill) was the chef for the evening, and billie keithley of breckenridge distillery created the very strong cocktails. perry west and elle taylor were the musical talent, their beautiful folk music the perfect backdrop for the evening.
the exposed brick walls, long glittering table, unique artifacts from all over the world (paul owns a travel company on the side) and the windows open to downtown denver added to the experience. but the food spoke for itself.
dessert & little owl coffee pairing: blood orange tangerine curd / streusel cookie / tarragon mint gelato / prosecco caramel / cronut holes
above: plating smoked trout rillette / hazelnut risotto cake / fingerling chips / arnold palmer froth / cider gastrique
above: plating seared avocado / confit chicken & chorizo hash / orange clove reduction / micro cilantro
above: carbonara pork belly / poached egg / cavatelli / petit pois / oyster mushroom demi
to attend one of these events, simply check out the website, where you can select and reserve an upcoming date.